Pass-fail registration for graduate students is permitted under certain circumstances,
outside the student’s area of concentration. Applicable conditions are:
- Students may take graduate courses on a pass-fail basis only outside of the
major field of study. Such courses are not considered in computing grade
point averages, nor are they counted toward hours necessary for graduation.
A "pass" grade in such a course indicates work equivalent at least to a letter
grade of "C".
- Graduate students may take non-required undergraduate courses outside
the major field on a pass-fail basis. These courses are not considered in
computing grade point average, nor are they counted toward the total
hours necessary for graduation. A "pass" grade in such a course indicates
work equivalent at least to a letter grade of "C".
- No more than one course per semester may be taken on a pass-fail basis.
- At the time of registration, the student must indicate any course to be
taken on a pass-fail basis.
- Students entering courses on a pass-fail basis are held to the same
standards of achievement as other students. They are expected to meet
recitations, tests, papers, and examinations.
- The Registrar sends each instructor, at the beginning of the semester, a list
of students registered on a pass-fail basis in that instructor's classes.
- No student, once registered for pass-fail evaluation in a given course, may
subsequently change registration to a letter-grade basis; nor may a student
once registered for a letter grade subsequently elect the pass-fail option.